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The Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe CBE, the first directly elected Mayor of the London Borough of Hackney has announced that he will be resigning from his position at the end of this month, after being appointed Deputy Mayor of London for Planning, Regeneration and Skills.

“This is an amazing opportunity to serve our city, but the decision to leave was not an easy one to make. It’s been an enormous privilege to serve the residents of Hackney for two decades and I’m proud of everything the Council has achieved;  the transformation of our schools, the clean streets, the new homes, a decade of frozen Council Tax, award-winning services, making a difference to the lives of our most vulnerable residents.

“I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by a dedicated team of councillors, and I’d like to thank you, and of course Hackney’s residents, for their support over my 20 years at Hackney including 14 years as Mayor. Leading Hackney on its journey from the worst local authority in the country to one of the best will always be something of which I will be very proud.  Hackney is a unique place. It represents the very best of London, and I hope that from City Hall I can continue to make a difference here. I know that under my successor, whoever that may be, you will all continue to serve this place and its communities with commitment, loyalty, creativity and hard work.”

Cllr Philip Glanville, will fulfil the functions of the position from that point until a new Mayor is elected. A Mayoral election is expected to be held in September.

Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, standing down after being appointed Deputy Mayor of London

Hackney Labour are delighted to introduce our candidate for the Hackney Central by-election, Sophie Conway!

The Hackney Central by-election was triggered after Cllr. Sophie Linden was promoted to become Sadiq Khan's new Deputy Mayor for policing, and will take place on the 21st of July.

Sophie was born and raised in Hackney Central, and went to Gayhurst Community School in Hackney, where her daughter also attended.

She works as a youth advocate for a children’s charity and a Parent Governor at a Hackney School, previously volunteering for Young Hackney where she worked with young offenders in the borough. 


Sophie Conway:

"Hackney is my home and I am honoured to be running for election in a place that I know so well and hold so dear. As a single parent, living in social housing in the borough I am acutely aware of the impact that Tory austerity is having on our community and the issues that people are struggling with.   As your Councillor I will make sure that I listen toyour views and concerns and take action."


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Introducing Sophie

Hackney Labour are delighted to introduce our candidate for the Hackney Central by-election, Sophie Conway!



Mayor Jules Pipe, Chair of London Councils, speaking on the election of the new Mayor of London, says:

“On behalf of London’s boroughs I would like to congratulate Sadiq Khan on his election as Mayor of this great city.”

“We look forward to working with Sadiq to secure for London government the greater influence over local public services that we need to underpin and sustain our capital and its future. Together, we are vital players in creating the conditions to manage London’s growth, boost housing supply, help get people into sustained employment and drive the health and security of London’s communities” 

“The scale of the public financing challenge we all face over the next four years and beyond makes our work with the new Mayor to integrate public service ever more critical”.

“We look forward to getting on with that job”.

Mayor Jules Pipe on the election of Sadiq Khan as the new Mayor of London


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